In an effort to make unincorporated streets safer, Ventura County Public Works Agency and Southern California Edison worked together to replace existing high-pressure sodium vapor fixtures with energy efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights.
The project which took 4 weeks to complete, upgraded 2,400 streetlight fixtures with new LED lights that have a Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) of 3000K, which exudes a warm white hue that is safer for both people and wildlife.
In addition, the LED lights are longer lasting, will save energy as well as cost while minimizing light pollution. They are also Dark Sky Compliant, meaning they direct more light to the ground than the sky.
“Innovation is the watchword of our Ventura County Public Works Agency, as coordination and collaborations such as this with SCE, work together,” said Jeff Pratt, Director of VCPWA. “In this case, by ensuring our unincorporated areas of Ventura County have LED lights that are safer for both people and wildlife and minimize light pollution.”